Discussion in 'Strings' started by TennisVet, Jul 24, 2008.
Is it one of those extreme strings that aren't durable and has a high tension loss?
its average on durability, but it has a high break-in period, and I've heard that it goes dead fairly fast. Tension loss isnt too bad since it's one of the most crisp multis on the market
I disagree with tennisfreak on the high break in period. It does have a break in period. He also mentioned that he heard it goes dead fast which makes it sound like he might not have 1st hand experience with the string.
I have played it in a full job as well as a cross string (with nat gut mains.) I found it an excellent string that lasted a longer than most. Very playable and soft.
My only knock is that as a cross it's a little expensive.
I use it as a cross with LUX ALU Power in the mains. It is my favorite so far. K-Gut Pro is also good.
Tension loss is one of the best in the market. you will be hard pressed to find better stirng for power, feel as well. of course 17 G will be lot less durable than the 16 G. but i keep hearing that the Red colored string is so different than the White one. Is this true ???
X1 is the bomb! great feel and would recommend it if i you can afford it.
I have both of them on my Ksurge hybrid with Redcode and PHT.
Has anyone tried X-1 in a hybrid with a poly mains? Does it last or is it too soft?
I have great things about X-1 17g, and I am thinking about using it with a thin poly like BB Ace 1.12 or WC Silverstring 1.20.
Will it last or will the poly saw through it immediately?
I've been playing exclusively with 17g X-1 for quite a while now. It is my favorite multi by far -- for me the best combination of comfort, power and feel. FWIW, I have had no issues with abnormal break in or problems with tension loss or lack of durability. I would say it is a crisp "soft-multi" if that helps.
Not one to sit still for too long, I just strung up a racquet with Excel Premium and have several packs of Excel Power to try out next. If either is better than X-1 that's saying a lot.
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